Swan Hellenic and Tillberg Design have released a virtual ship tour of its Vega-class ships.
The tour takes the view of passengers coming back from an expedition on a zodiac. The viewer is taken through the Basecamp changing room, Swan Restaurant, Observation Lounge and the Club Lounge, where guests can be warmed by the holographic fireplace.
The virtual ship tour also shows off the suites, infinity pool and sauna with outdoor hot tub.
Swan Hellenic CEO Andrea Zito said: “We’re delighted with the way these designs have come together, creating unique experiences that honour Swan Hellenic’s cultural expedition heritage while bringing it bang up to date — in comfort, services and above all vision, transforming the inward-looking paradigm of classic cruise ships into a world of casual comfort and elegance that looks outwards to see what others don’t.”
Fredrik Johansson MA, Tillberg partner and executive project director, added: “Defining a new generation of expedition ships for the legendary Swan Hellenic has been incredibly inspiring and rewarding for us. We are humbled by the trust and confidence that has been placed in us throughout the design process, working closely with a team that has a very clear vision for its iconic brand but which also gave us the creative freedom of a blank slate.”
Iina Forsblom, Tillberg Cruise newbuild director, said: “The keynotes of the Scandi-design interiors we have created are sophisticated elegance and comfort, while never forgetting that with Swan Hellenic the focus is always on the extraordinary views outside. So we have conceived all the interiors to create a seamless connection with the outside world.”
Minerva is due to join the Swan Hellenic fleet in November 2021.